AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

The Rice Terraces


Posted on Feb 22, 2014

We travelled in a clockwise direction around northern Luzon, from Manila to Baguio, to Sagada, to Banaue. Our recommendation after doing this is to do it the other way. Banaue is a dive compared to Sagada with low quality food, nasty looking buildings and the weather is not usually as pleasant. Banaue and the surrounding area is good for hiking whereas Sagada only has a few strenuous activities and is better for relaxing. Hence our...

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Baguio to Sagada

Baguio to Sagada


Posted on Feb 15, 2014

The trip to Sagada was a distance of 130km and was scheduled to take 6 hours. It would take us along the Halsema Highway. This is ranked in the top 10 deadliest roads in the world. Our bus looked like it had seen better days but I wasn’t aware of the danger the road posed so I was happy enough, although I did wonder why Annemarie didn’t look too happy. As we made our way out of Baguio the bus would stop for anyone who...

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Baguio


Posted on Feb 14, 2014

We had taken the bus to Baguio (pronounced Bag-ee-oh) the day after Pinatubo. From Angeles it was a 7 hour journey. We had arrived mid afternoon and upon checking into the hotel we’d had an afternoon nap. In the evening we went to a nearby restaurant and spent a fortune (around £20) on a meal which was on par with a low end gastropub in the UK, but was probably one of the better restaurants in town. The next day we decided to...

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